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High Court rejects implied term of good faith in franchise agreement

Carewatch is one of the largest providers of home care services in the UK. The franchisee, Focus, operated Carewatch businesses until January 2014 when the relationship came to an end in disputed circumstances. Carewatch subsequently commenced proceedings seeking damages and injunctions to enforce a 12 month, area specific, non-compete covenant. Such restrictions are not enforceable… Learn more

Government set to share citizens’ data across multiple departments

The Government is set to introduce new draft legislation to share citizens’ data across Government departments. Energy use, driving licence and criminal records could be shared. The plans are being proposed by the Cabinet Office, with the aim of reducing fraud and better identifying economic growth and population movements, troubled families and elderly people who… Learn more

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